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Ex-Pak opener Taufeeq Umar tests positive for COVID-19

Karachi: Former Pakistan opener Taufeeq Umar, who is also a member of the junior selection committee, has tested positive for COVID-19 but his symptoms are not severe. The 38-year-old is first international-level Pakistan cricketer to be infected with the coronavirus though the country lost former first class cricketer Zafar Sarfraz to the disease on April 13. Sarfraz, who had played …

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Sporting events in future will be without spectators, says Rijiju

PTI New Delhi Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said India will not host any international event in immediate future and fans will have to learn to live with the new normal of sporting activities happening behind closed doors in the post COVID-19 world. Rijiju’s statement gain greater significance in the context of the suspended IPL, which the BCCI wants …

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ICC wants resumption of cricket only if there is no local transmission

PTI Dubai The ICC has advised its member nations to exercise caution while resuming cricket activities, fearing a spurt in local transmission with many countries still struggling to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. As member nations ease restrictions imposed to contain the pandemic, the International Cricket Council on Friday issued comprehensive guidelines aimed at getting the sport up and running around …

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Gambhir could have played more: Vengsarkar

HT MEDIA New Delhi When Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman retired one after the other, it created a void in India’s famed batting line-up in Test cricket. But the average Indian fan did not fret much as he knew the likes of Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag are there to lead the next generation of Indian batsmen. But unfortunately, India’s …

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BCCI won’t push for World Cup postponement to open IPL window

New Delhi: India’s cricket board will not push for the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia to be postponed but would consider staging the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the October/November slot if it becomes available, a senior BCCI official has told Reuters. This year’s IPL, which is worth almost $530 million to the BCCI, has been indefinitely postponed because of …

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One wrong move can affect athletes’ Olympics preparation, warns IOA

New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association (IAO) secretary general Rajeev Mehta on Friday warned against rushing athletes into training amid the rising COVID-19 cases, saying a wrong move at this point can have a bearing on their Olympics preparation. Mehta expressed his vehement opposition after the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Thursday released the Sports Ministry-approved SOP for athletes to follow …

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Rohit’s captaincy is very similar to Dhoni, says Raina

New Delhi: India’s limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma’s style of leadership has often been seen as completely different from skipper Virat Kohli’s style and has often been compared to that of former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. And Suresh Raina believes that Rohit’s calmness and ability to motivate players makes him very similar to Dhoni. “Rohit’s captaincy is very similar to …

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Indian boxers’ training camp unlikely to resume soon

New Delhi: The ministry’s go ahead has come and a Standard Operating Procedure is also in place but Indian boxers are unlikely to resume camp training anytime soon as the national federation grapples with a “few logistical concerns” amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With the home ministry allowing opening of sports complexes and stadia, Indian athletes are desperate for resumption, including …

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IPL is just a money grab, shouldn’t take precedence over T20 World Cup: Border

Melbourne: The IPL is just a “money grab” and cannot be allowed to take precedence over this year’s T20 World Cup, said former Australia skipper Allan Border. There is speculation that the 13th IPL, which was suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, might be conducted in October-November if the T20 World Cup in Australia is postponed. “(I’m) not happy …

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